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 Post subject: EB Lacks power (Timing /MAP probs???)
Posted: Wed Jun 01, 2005 11:14 pm 
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Hi Guys..... Long time no see!

I have what sounds like a standard "tune-up" problem.

My EB use to race up hills etc, and have reasonable power, but over the last six months or so, its got noticably weak, to the point where climbing a medeocre hill after stopped at lights is embarrasing!

I've done the standard stuff: changed the plugs, leads, checked timing, changed filters etc, but i'm scratching my head as to whats the problem. Thought it was the transmission or torque converter, but I changed them on the weekend (as they had other issues and needed changing anyway).

Heres the interesting bit. I haven't looked at how the EEC-IV changes the timing in a few years. From memory, the more you accelerate and demand power, the more it sghould advance the timing, is this correct?

Why I ask, is that when I put the light on it with a small amount of throttle, it sits on -10 BTDC, but when you floor it, it only seems to move back to around -18 BTDC, and only that descrete value - nothing in between. Is this correct? I had a map sensor code pop up too, so I straight away thought "AHA!" (the vacuum hose was cracked). I replcaced it and reset the codes, but it made no change to the timing.

I wouldn't mind knowing how the timing is supposed to behave in a "normal" EB, so I can determine if i should start looking at the TFI or (gulp!) the EEC :(

Any help appreciated!

 

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 Post subject: More info... ;-)
Posted: Wed Jun 01, 2005 11:21 pm 
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oops. forgot another tidbit of info. Is it true that spark colour is an indication of ignition power? (blue/yellow), and can this drastically effect power?

I heard thru a friend of a guy of a mate that a yellow spark means somewhere along the line something is breaking down, and the mixture doesn't burn as easily. Sounds correct, but can it have such a major impact on acceleration?

Cheers again!

 

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EB II Sedan <--- R.I.P. (Rest in pieces - gone to the wreckers for $50...... bargain!)

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